H.R. 1385 (105th): Workforce Investment Partnership Act of 1998

To consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States, and for other purposes.



Apr 17, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 7, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 7, 1998.


Pub.L. 105-220


Howard “Buck” McKeon

Representative for California's 25th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 1998
Length: 312 pages


Apr 17, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 30, 1997
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 16, 1997
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 5, 1998
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 30, 1998
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 31, 1998
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 7, 1998
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1385 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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